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When I was about 5, I thought body shops were where people when when they broke an arm or leg. I imagined racks of arms and legs hanging from the ceiling. If you broke something, you went to the body shop and they replaced it. The cast was because it was healing together. I was terrified because they looked to be such filthy places and I couldn't imagine that car bodies were important enough to have whole shops named for them.

Jenna
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When I was a child I believed that a woman's breasts got larger and larger gradually during their entire lives starting at puberty. I just assumed I would have "big" boobs by the time I was 30 and enormous ones by the time I was 70. Maybe because my rather young mother had a small boobs and my great-grandmother had huge ones..?

Jessica
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I used to believe that all your "spare" teeth were kept in the squishy part beneath your tounge.. i've since found out otherwise.

Daniel
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when i was little i thought if someone broke their arm or leg, that it meant the limb actually broke off of their body

Ally
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I thought your teeth started out in your feet when you were born and they took a while to slowly travel up to your mouth before they popped through.

Kelly
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I used to believe that boys and men didn't have eyelashes. I think it was from how "girly" eyelashes looked when you drew them. I believed this until second grade!

Anon
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My grandma loves telling this story: When my dad was six or seven years old, he was playing with a friend in the backyard. At one point, his friend said to him, "Your mother has big breasts." My dad gave him a very confused look and responded with, "Only chickens have breasts."

A. Nonymous
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I used to believe that breaking an arm or a leg meant that the limb actually broke off of the body. I was horrified of this happening to me an always had the deepest respect and sympathy for friends who had broken bones.

Andy
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I used to think the word 'belly' was a swear word, and would get upset if I heard someone say it.

Sam
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I used to think that my bones would wear out if I bent them too much. I guess I did not understand about joints. So at night, I would sleep with my arms and legs and back perfectly straight so that I would not wear out my bones. Now that I'm 65 with arthritis, I think maybe I was on to something.

Nancy
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I lived near a high school when I was growing up, and one day I asked one of the football players coming home after a game what he had in his duffle bag. He told me that football was a violent sport, and he had body parts of the players that got beaten up in the game - I believed him for years, and concluded that he was taking them home to bury them in his backyard!!

MO
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I used to believe that women who wore high heeled shoes did so because that was the actual shape of their foot, heel, wedge and all.

flip flop fan
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When I was about six, I had the theory that if you ever broke a bone it was replaced by one of your smaller "bones" (actually just ridges) that covered your Adam's apple. It would fall into your stomach and expand, then float to wherever needed repair. When you were old and all of your bones had been broken, you would no longer be able to feel your Adam's apple because all your bones had been used. I believed that seriously and told my dad about it, who didn't discourage me from the idea until I was in third grade.

Anon
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When I was little, I thought some people (I didn't notice it was always women) had naturally bright red fingernails. I felt sorry for them, and was grateful that mine were clear.

Kaye
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When I was little my dad told me I was born with unusually large feet and that since his feet were really small the doctors surgically switched them so that our feet would match the rest of our bodies.

Bigfoot
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I used to think that bodily tissues were kleenex sheets that grew in certain parts of your body.

Anon
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When I was little, I met a person who lost her fingers on one of her hands because they got caught in a fan. I thought she was secretly a Powerpuff girl.

Anon
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When i was a kid one of my mom's friends had her arm amputated off at the elbow. It had healed up since the last time i saw here with the arm that it was a clean nub. I believed she could take her arm off and put it back on like a magic trick. Similar to the severed thumb trick.

Bart M
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My dad convinced me that the blue vein you could see on the bridge of my nose was there because he squished a blueberry on it when I was born. He had me going for a while with that one!

Tom
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I used to wonder if everyone else's mouth was wet inside or was it just mine?

Prodnose
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